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PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Waves Crash) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Waves Crash) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs


Location, Location, Location. Just a Short Walk to the Beach.

3 Bedroom, 3 Bathroom, Full Kitchen, Giant Dining Room Table, Sofa, Cold AC, Ceiling Fans, Three 32" Flat Screen Apple TVs with Netflix, 5 Extra Large Hammocks, BBQ, Patios & Beautiful Gardens.

High Speed WiFi with Backup 2nd WiFi Line & Range Extenders Throughout, Twice Weekly Maid & Laundry Service. Very Quiet, Safe & Secluded, on 1/2 Acre Privately Gated.

Incredible Relaxing, Swimming, Surfing, Boogie Boarding, Golfing, Fishing & Beach Combing Year Round.

Short Walk to Local Restaurants, Bars & Grocery Store. Shuttle Transfers from Liberia (LIR), Taxis & Tours, Easily Arranged.

Gorgeous Beaches, Estuary Mangroves, & Dry Tropical Forrest with Tons of Wildlife. Howler Monkeys, Sea Turtles, Parrots, & Much Much More.

USA 949-903-5875 /// CR 506-2652-9168

Keywords: avellana, avellanas, avelana, avelanas, playa avellanas, playa avelanas, hacienda pinilla, hacienda pinila, tamarindo, playa tamarindo, playa negra, negra, lagartillo, guanacaste, jw marriot

More Details

Ben Geren
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, spanish, Google Translate
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 23, 2017

About Ben Geren

Our family is from Southern California & spend much of our time vacationing here in Costa Rica. We also have a very friendly staff, who are like family to us, & will make sure you have everything you need for a wonderful vacation.

Ben Geren purchased this house in 2006

Why Ben Geren chose Guanacaste

We picked this location for our Costa Rica beach house, because it is really one the most beautiful beaches we have ever seen, with amazing surf & activities centered around the ocean. We are excited to share this place with you.

What makes this house unique

Nature, Serenity, Peace, and Relaxation...

Relaxing, Surfing, Golfing, Beach Combing, & Sunsets......

Guestbook comments from the owner

Very great place to spend a vacation! Nice living atmosphere and excellent surf out front!
Nov 2010
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Tamarindo House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Building Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 1600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 7 ...
  • Max. adults: 7
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18 ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Beach View ...
  • Beachfront ...
  • Golf Course Front ...
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Near The Ocean ...
  • Ocean View ...
  • Oceanfront ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
  • Water View ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Catering Available ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Suites #1 Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Suites #2 Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , gorgeously appointed bathrooms with imported blue green rock
    Suites #3 Master Bathroom - toilet , shower , made with Spanish tile, and white rock cascading water sink
  • rear & front master bathrooms made with exquisite blue-green rock imported from Guatemala, with dual shower-heads & all the top of the line fixtures, as well as charming kids Master bathroom with inlaid white rock & Spanish tiles.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Suites #1 with California King Sized Bed - 2 king , TV, AC, WiFi, Bathroom, Walk In Closet
    Suites #2 with California King Sized Bed - 2 king
    Suite #3 Family Room with Queen Sized Bed & Futon - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon , also has large dining room table & entertainment area
  • 3 Very Gorgeous Bedroom Suites to choose from. All with private bathrooms, AC, FlatScreen TVs & WiFi.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 5 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
excellent place for those who are just looking to relax & get away from it all. (with everything needed for those who work from home)


Excellent! 4.5/5 -
(54 traveler reviews)

PLAYA AVELLANAS BEACH HOUSE (Hear the Waves Crash) AC, WiFi, Apple TVs
average rating of 4.462963 based on 55 reviews

Charm House

  • 5 of 5

If you are looking for a big fancy house with full kitchen, living and dining rooms this is not that. What it is, however is a quiet, peaceful, safe place to hang your hat at Playa Avellanas. It is exactly what Ben reports it to be. Three bedrooms, all with bathrooms that can be separated and rented as just a bedroom, plus a small, but perfectly adequate kitchen that can be used in conjunction with the bedrooms. Ben is a terrific host, very friendly and helpful. Playa Avellanas is off the beaten path so if you want to tour the area you may need a car, but if you are there to surf, as many are, this lovely house is a great place to stay. You are literally a 10 min. walk to the beach and it is a lovely beach, not crowded or busy, even on weekends when most of the popular beaches are packed. If you are looking to get away from the ratrace that is Tamarindo these days, this is where you want to head. There are some restaurants within walking distance, although they are fairly expensive, and , of course, Lola's right on the beach. There is a shuttle to Tamarindo and to Playa Negra if you feel the need to venture away. Ben has some fabulous plans for his property and I have no doubt it will continue to get better and better, so go now while it is still affordable. The dogs, Bess and Elvis, are true sweethearts, as is my friend Yoko, the resident cat. These wonderful animals add to the great ambiance of charm house. There are lots of birds in the yard. and a couple of Howler monkey troops you will see in the trees on the walk to the beach.. Look Up.. all adding to the experience that is Costa Rica.

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great host beautiful beaches

  • 4 of 5

Ben the landlord is an extremely kind and fun guy that is an amazing surfer and instructor. The rental was comfortable with great A/C and the beaches were amazing. Highly recommended corner of paradise. Tons of great activities in the area. Ziplining, volcanoes, and white water rafting. Rental SUV suggested.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Had a Really Fabulous Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Spacious, comfortable, felaxing, safe, & close to everything. This is the best vacation spot. The beach is extraordinary. I love coming here to get away from it all.

  • Submitted: May 22, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Peaceful,safe and relaxing for the family.Excellent hospitality and attention to comfort. Thank you!

  • 4 of 5

We felt at home and having children it was important to have that comfort and safety. Truly a home away from home. The natural surroundings, peaceful evenings, relaxing sound of nature were amazing. Ben was extremely attentive and made every day of our stay wonderful. Can't wait to return and enjoy the newly upgraded/renovated home where we created so many wonderful memories. The Easter egg hunt was so much fun! Yes! The Easter Bunny travels everywhere. 😉

We can't thank Ben enough for his home and look forward to seeing him again. Bessie and Elvis, the home puppies, were loving and we made them a part of our family. If you are looking for a true "Costa Rican" natural home experience, we highly recommend this beautiful land and home.

The "Playa Avellanas" was an experience but we preferred Playa Junquillal, Langosta and Tamarindo which was a short drive away.

Best to buy your food at the Supermarket and make your meals. However, "El Manantial" (a bit rustic) serves a delicious dinner.

Finally, make your reservations early because this house is "High" in demand.

Thank you Ben!!!

  • Submitted: May 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great area, house was a bit more rustic than expected

  • 3 of 5

Playa Avellanas was a perfect area for us, between the surf and remote feel. House had strong air conditioning, but was more rustic than we had expected.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great vacation house

  • 4 of 5

This house has 3 spacious bedrooms, with large beds and comfortable matresses, and each with its own bathroom. Each bedroom also has a flat-screen TV and a large wall A/C unit, which cools the room down pretty quickly. Front bedroom also has the large dining table which should easily accomodate 8 people. The property is roughly 10 minutes walk from beautiful Avellanas beach; the boardwalk through the dead mangrove forest on the way to the beach is surreal. Property owner Ben was very helpful with info on dining and entertainment options, and was always available if we had any questions. He will also rent a surfboard or boogie board; his prices are better than if you rent on the beach, and beach rental may run out of the boards to rent.

Our biggest issue with this property was lack of hot water. Although weather was hot, and cold water temp is probably in low 70s, it still wasn't very pleasant. Ben mentioned that he is looking into installing solar heater, that would improve things alot. Otherwise this was a very comfortable and convenient vacation house.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Liberia (LIR) 1 hour 30 minute AC Shuttle Ride
Nearest Barpub
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Golf
0.5 Miles
Hacienda Pinilla
Nearest Motorway
Coastal Road (out front)
Nearest Restaurant
200 Metres
Cabinas Las Olas
Nearest Beach
300 Metres
Playa Avellanas (out front)
Car: not necessary

sunbathing, atv tours, zip-line canopy tours, surf lessons, golf lessons, volcano expeditions, turtle tours, river rafting



Rates & Availability

Tamarindo House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Low Season
Sep 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Easter Week (2018)
Mar 23 2018 - Apr 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
Christmas to New Years '2019
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 1 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Though we do not accept cancellations, in the event you need to cancel, just let us know as far enough in advance as possible, so that we may try to re-rent & then either credit your dates, or reimburse you.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

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